Ellsworth Brian Graff was born July 12, 1929 in Havre to Clarence and Ruth Graff. He went to meet his lord and savior October 2, 2018 in Chester at 89 years of age.
Ellsworth’s father passed away when he was 6 years old and several years later his mother married Cornelius Olson. They lived north of Joplin and farmed. After graduating from high school, Ellsworth attended college in Bozeman where he met Margaret Nelson. They were married in 1949 and just missed celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary on October 9th. Ellsworth and Margaret settled in Joplin where they ran the family farm. He later became a realtor and finished his working career as an insurance agent. Ellsworth loved Montana and his many friends. He was known for his story telling and always had a joke to fit every situation.
Survivors include wife, Margaret; son, Marlin (Ann); daughter, Glenda (Leroy); daughter-in-law, Judy (Greg); 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Those preceding Ellsworth in death are his parents, Clarence and Ruth; stepfather, Cornelius Olson; and his eldest son, Greg.
Funeral services will be Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin.
The family suggests memorials to Bethel Lutheran Church or Hi-Line Health Foundation.